Emmerdale Episode Guide For Year 1997
#2283-2288 --- 18 November - 27 November 1997

Updated 12th October 2002
Finished 31st July 2004

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Finally thanks to Stevee who is allowing us to put up all the updates he posted to the Emmerdale Newsgroup back in 1997. . Others have been linked at the appropriate dates.

Episode #2283

Original Airdate ITV
Tuesday 18 November 1997

(Granada Plus - Wed 25th Sep 2002)

Sam faces his day of reckoning in court, supported by the Dingle clan fresh from their trip down under. Eric Pollard makes an impassioned plea for leniency on behalf of his former employee - then is forced to dig dep in his pocket when sentence is passed, much to his annoyance.

Paddy makes a hash of sneaking out of the post office as Kelly spots him and jumps to the wrong conclusions. He'd better watch the rumour mongers as his sweetheart Mandy is back from Australia.

Jack confides to Ned that if he'd know the trouble he was going to cause he'd never have got involved with Rachel.

Emma is horrified to find her mum with baby Geri when she and Will come in from school. Her mum can't understand why Emma resents Geri and even offers to adopt the baby herself.

And Sophie and Zoe are preparing to visit the fertility clinic in their first steps towards having a child

Click here for Stevee's Update - Tuesday 18 November 1997

Episode #2284

Original Airdate ITV
Wednesday 19 November 1997

(Granada Plus - Thu 26th Sep 2002)

Billy is caught in the crossfire between the feuding Sugdens. But when he tells Jack that the possible ruination of the farm lies firmly at his door he gets more than he bargained for - the sack!

And Sarah is furious when she discovers that her friend Kathy and even Jan knew about Jack's affair weeks earlier.

Doug gets a real shock when a surprise present for Kathy goes totally wrong.

Zoe has set an appointment for her first treatment to have a baby.

And Lisa persuades reluctant Steve to give Butch a job at Home Farm.

Click here for Steve's Update - Wednesday 19 November 1997

Episode #2285

Original Airdate ITV
Thursday 20 November 1997

(Granada Plus - Fri 27th Sep 2002)

Emma Cairns finally reveals the father of her child is Greg - her sister Charlie's former boyfriend and a soldier who served under her dad.

Butch arrives for his first day at Home Farm and reports to Roy who seems more concerned with impressing Kelly.

Doug is full of remorse for trying to have Kathy's cottage redecorated as a surprise. But he is delighted when she relents and allows him to have the work completed.

Zoe and Sophie are pleased they have told all their friends about their plans to have a baby. Jack tells Ned he's guilty about sacking Billy. But he needn't worry too much because Sarah has reinstated him. Kelly is playing the femme fatale. She tells her friend Lyn that she's confident she can get Biff to like her.

Click here for Stevee's Update - Thursday 20 November 1997

Episode #2286

Original Airdate ITV
Tuesday 25 November 1997

(Granada Plus - Mon 30th Sep 2002)

Gymslip mum Emma finally lets her emotions pour out when her dad reveals that he wants to see the father of her child in the dock for having sex with a minor. Emma apologises to her parents for the hurt she's caused and blames herself for her sister Charlie leaving the family. Kelly has got her mind firmly set on Biff - especially after he has a slice of luck playing cards at Pollard's. Zoe is left shocked by Sophie's reaction when the pair visit a consultant to discuss their baby plans. And emotions run high when Zoe and Sophie return home.

Click here for Stevee's Short Update

Episode #2287

Original Airdate ITV
Wednesday 26 November 1997

(Granada Plus - Tue 1st Oct 2002)

Could this be the end for Sophie and Zoe whose relationship has reached a head over Zoe's desire to have a child? The couple had a terrible row and Zoe is after her ex-partner to hand over some clothes she left at the cottage. But it is too late as an harassed Steve informs her that Sophie has already left.

It's the night of the Cairns' house warming party and Roy thinks he'' on a promise with Kelly. But he's in for a big let down as Kelly appears only to have eyes for Biff. With Linda having only recently died, Roy is shocked when he discovers his girlfriend and his brother-in-law in a clinch.

Zoe and Mandy reflect on the merits of failing in love and wonder if either of them will ever truly be happy and settled.

And Sarah thinks let them talk as she tries to put her crumbling marriage behind her by taking labourer Billy to the Cairns' house-warming party.

Click here for Stevee's Update - Wednesday 26 November 1997

Episode #2288

Original Airdate ITV
Thursday 27 November 1997

(Granada Plus - Wed 2nd Oct 2002)

Roy has a furious row with Biff over his behaviour with Kelly. He can't forgive him, especially so close after Linda's death, despite the couple saying that they events of the previous night meant nothing.

Jack's 50th birthday should be one to remember. But with his marriage on the rocks and the possibility of the farm being taken away, there seems little to celebrate. The only surprise he receives in the post are his divorce papers - and a visit from Sarah at an inappropriate moment.

Lady Tara and Steve argue over the running of the stud farm. She says he has been neglecting the business and his staff are useless. He brands her a rich snob. Her ladyship threatens to show Steve exactly how much she does know about the horse trade.

And against their better judgement Paddy and Zoe take Jan on as a temporary receptionist at the vets practice.

Click here for Stevee's Update - Thursday 27 November 1997

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